Friday, February 21, 2020

Fan Art Friday: Love Goes On And On

Valentine's may be long over, but that doesn't mean I need to stop posting cute couple pics. So here are some more cute couple pics. Because they're cute, that's why!

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Fan Art Friday: Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

Happy Valentines Day! Whether you have someone special to share this special day with or not, here's some special fan art of Disney couples to help celebrate this day with.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Ultimate Love Songs

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Let me take you back to a different time, back to the 1990s and early 2000s. Back then, if you wanted to listen to music, you had to listen to it on compact disc. Music downloads weren’t as mainstream then, as the internet was still in its infancy. iTunes wouldn’t be a thing until 2003, and the only other options for downloading music such as Napster were illegal. So if you wanted to listen to music, you had to buy a CD.

If you wanted to listen to a specific song from a specific artist, you had to purchase a CD by that artist. This usually meant buying a CD with one song you wanted and several dozen songs you didn’t. You could buy a single, but those were rare. The only other option was purchasing a compilation album with that song plus several others from various other artists.

Then there was the matter of buying these CDs. Often, you would have to visit a brick-and-mortar store. Sometimes, if you were lucky, you could buy the CD you wanted at a department store like Wal-Mart. But more often than not, you had to visit an actual music store and hope and pray they had the specific album you were looking for. A last resort would be subscribing to a mail-order CD club like Columbia House.

Another option would be purchasing specialty compilation albums “as seen on television.” If you were a 90s kid like myself, you saw these albums advertised everywhere. All you had to do to buy these CDs was to call the special toll-free number on screen. The most popular of these compilation albums was “Now That’s What I Call Music”—a series of compilation albums which, surprisingly enough, are still being sold today! But another famous album, and perhaps the most romantic, was "Ultimate Love Songs."

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Why Is Lion King 2's Kovu So Hot?

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Who's the most attractive Disney character? Most Disney fans would answer with a Disney princess like Ariel or Jasmine, while other fans would answer with a Disney prince like Eric or Flynn Rider. Surprisingly enough, one of the most fawned after Disney characters isn't a Disney prince or princess. They're not even human! Believe it or not, one of the "hottest" Disney characters is a lion--and not the lion you're probably thinking of!

Ever since its release in 1998, Lion King II: Simba's Pride has been considered one of the best direct-to-DVD Disney sequels--though that's probably not saying much, considering other made-for-video dreck like Belle's Enchanted World or Little Mermaid II. Aside from being a great sequel to one of the greatest Disney movies, Lion King 2 also introduced one of the "hottest" Disney characters: Kovu.

Yes, believe it or not, many Disney fans have the hots for the bad-lion-turned-good Kovu. All over the internet, from Tumblr to deviantART, to even Buzzfeed and HuffPost, they've expressed their love for who they consider to be the hottest Disney character ever: a cartoon lion.

Now being attracted to an animated animal isn't the weird part. (After all, furries exist!) What is weird is that no other Lion King character seems to draw as much animal magnetism. (All the puns intended!) Nala and Kiara don't attract similar affection. Not even Simba, the main character of the franchise, receives as much love as Kovu, a secondary character from a secondary film. So what makes Kovu so "hot"?

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Fan Art Friday: So This Is Love

February is here. The month of Valentine's Day! The month of love! So what better theme for Fan Art Friday than Disney couples? Every week, I'll be highlighting fan art of some of my favorite couples from Disney movies. This week, we have couples so romantic they make you feel like being part of their world, or going off to see a whole new world. Check them out in the break below:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Star Wars Majik Market Cups

Boing Boing

Remember when Star Wars was good? I'm not talking about the movies themselves (though the overall quality of the recent movies is certainly debatable). I'm talking about the Star Wars fandom as a whole. Remember when the fandom was good? Remember when people actually liked the movies and were excited to see them?

I can't objectively judge the Star Wars fandom when the original movies were released, as I obviously was not alive back then, but the general consensus seems to be that the general public loved the movies. Many people were even in love with the idea of being in love with them. That's the power Star Wars had back then. And that's the level of commitment showcased in a commercial for--of all things!--convenient store drinks!

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Magic Ears Dudebro Reviews: The Owl House


Disney has experienced a renaissance with its animation in the past decade. This has been most obvious with their theatrical films, starting with Princess and the Frog and Tangled before climaxing with its biggest animated hit of the decade, Frozen. But aside from animation on the big screen, the company has also seen a revival with animation on the small screen.

Disney Channel began its small screen animated renaissance with Phineas and Ferb in 2009. Since then, it would release other groundbreaking animated series, from those based on popular movies like Tangled, reboots of popular television series like Ducktales, to original series like Star Vs. The Forces of Evil.

But perhaps the channel’s proudest achievement of the decade was the cult classic Gravity Falls. With its imaginative scenarios, offbeat sense of humor, and an overarching storyline that tangled watchers in a web of mysteries, the series would prove to be one of the channel’s best works—so much so that other series would try to emulate its success: series such as Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, Amphibia, and, now, The Owl House.

This story about a young Latina girl who travels to another dimension to learn how to be a witch could easily be dismissed as yet another attempt to emulate Gravity Falls. However, the show’s staff is more than qualified to take on such an attempt, as many are proud Gravity Falls alumni. The show’s creator, Dana Terrace, had worked as a storyboard artist for Gravity Falls and later as a director on the DuckTales reboot. Even Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch himself has joined the crew as the voice of King.

But will this magical crew of magical people be enough to lift this new animated show off the ground? Will The Owl House be able to meet the high expectations that Gravity Falls has set, or will it be doomed to lurk within its shadow?

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